Lower Limb

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Long-Toe, Low-Heel Hooves: Let Them Grow Naturally?

December 18, 2015

Would a horse with long-toed, low-heeled conformation benefit from allowing their hooves to grow out naturally? ... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Cold-Weather Leg Wrapping

December 01, 2015

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

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How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 24, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

October 19, 2015

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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Resolving a Common Swelling

October 19, 2015

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Bone Chips in Horses: Why, Where, and What to Do

October 07, 2015

Bone chips can be a proper pain in the joint; learn where and why they happen and when they need to be removed. ... Read More

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Advances in Joint Disease Treatment

September 30, 2015

Learn about the newest advances in understanding and treating joint disease in horses from Dr. Wayne Mcllwraith. ... Read More

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Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More

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The Importance of Limb Conformation

September 02, 2015

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. ... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

August 28, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More

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Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More

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Managing the Club Foot

July 29, 2015

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead productive lives.... Read More

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The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

July 20, 2015

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More

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Arena Maintenance: What to Remember

July 17, 2015

Here's how to prolong your arena footing's lifespan and maintain a safe and functional riding surface.... Read More

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Researchers Study Impact's Impact on Bone Health

July 13, 2015

Finite-element modeling is providing a more in-depth look at equine joint health under varying loading conditions.... Read More

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Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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From Toeing-Out to Toeing-In

July 08, 2015

What could cause a change in an adult horse's leg conformation? ... Read More

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

June 03, 2015

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More

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Sizing Up Off-Track Thoroughbreds for Other Disciplines

May 07, 2015

If you're an off-track Thoroughbred owner, what characteristics did you look for in your prospect?... Read More

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MRI to Predict Catastrophic Fetlock Fractures in Racehorses

May 05, 2015

Researchers say MRI might be useful as a screening test to identify racehorses at increased risk of fetlock fracture.... Read More